Stanford University has expanded the limits of knowledge, nurtured and developed the next generation of leaders, and changed the world through its research activities. We are one of the Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. The Office of Risk Management engages in risk identification, assessment, mitigation and monitoring on a wide variety of enterprise risks. We are an integral part of the Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO) which includes Enterprise Risk, Internal Audit, Privacy, Compliance & Ethics, IT Security, as well as Risk Management. If you enjoy challenge, variety, diversity, and working with people - this position will both interest and inspire you. Familiarity with a university setting and research programs is helpful. If you have risk management, underwriting and life sciences experience, you may be a strong match for this role. The Risk Management Research Consultant is primarily responsible for analyzing research exposures, both domestic and international, providing risk mitigation strategy and consultation, as well as establishing contractual insurance requirements and adhering to regulatory requirements. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Risk Management and requires knowledge of emerging risks to the business enterprise, knowledge of contracts and awards, insurance and indemnification clauses, clinical research and clinical trials, as well as international exposures. Risk Management operates throughout the campus and offsite locations, providing service, guidance and consultation on risk assessment and analysis, transfer of risk, loss control, claims management and monitoring of emerging risks and trends. In this challenging position you will provide guidance and consultation to Stanford University clients on a wide range of research programs and issues to include:
Identification and evaluation of risks and major threats; transfer of risk through contractual arrangements including insurance or self-insurance; risk mitigation or avoidance techniques; monitoring and business contingency planning.
Collaboration with key University constituencies: Global Business Services; Sponsored Research; Industrial Contracts; Office of Technology Licensing; Procurement; Office of International Affairs; Office of Chief Risk Officer; Office of General Counsel; and faculty and staff of the seven (7) University schools.
Staying abreast of emerging trends in clinical research and clinical trials, including products liability exposures, FDA rules and international research regulations.
Coordination with Office of General Counsel in the management of research related claims.
Development of training programs for research contract officers to enhance risk awareness and identification; insurance knowledge; contractual risk transfer and mitigations.
Lead strategic planning and analysis for complex functions or programs with significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise. May provide development of program from initial concept to implementation.
Manage the administration and evaluation of functions or programs. Oversee the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that often span organizational boundaries.
Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external constituencies.
Develop and manage outreach strategy that includes relationship development, communications, and compliance.
Oversee or supervise staff in the development and implementation of functions or programs.
* - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships.
Relevant subject matter expertise.
Works calmly under pressure and maintains excellent working relationships with departments/schools, stakeholders across the University, and the Risk Management and OCRO teams.
Clearly communicates complex principles, concepts and strategies in simple and actionable terms.
Collaborates with clients, works as part of a team, and provides strong customer service in ways that mitigate the risks inherent to operations.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Office setting, may involve limited travel and field site visits.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description Limited relocation may be available. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Location: Business Affairs, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.